What’s not to like about Mondays? After sending 6 job applications last week, I’ve received 2 interview invitations. Not bad huh?
I must say, this is only a beginning. There’s still a long long way to go. Having said that, I’ve already had a good taste of some early but small successes. Yes, I celebrate success as soon as I complete each job application. Yes, I break down success into smaller parts for a reason and believe it or not, there’s a psychology behind that. Small is manageable!
Success, success, success. Is that all I think about all day? Can’t I enjoy my free time, sit tight, keep my feet up and relax a bit? Of course, I can but everyone’s situation is different. For me, being a single person with no other source of income, I must be more proactive than anyone else. This is non-negotiable.
One important thing I’ve learned from this job seeking process is: Stay humble. Even though this is a “look at me” self campaign, all about marketing yourself, putting yourself out there, impressing the recruiters and telling them how great you are at doing your job, you can still be humble and confident at the same time. No one is going to think less of you.
So, what has it got to do with old-school humbleness? Isn’t it a bit too self-defeating? Think the other way. Try being arrogant and see how far it’ll take you. I dare not!
At the end of the day, this is not all about me. To put it simply, success isn’t a one-man show, never has, never will. If I succeed in landing a job one day (hopefully sooner than later), I won’t forget an army of supporters behind me – Referees who gave me good references, family and friends who encouraged me and wished me luck.
See, if I’m already this excited at such an early stage, can you imagine when I announce hey I’ve got a job? Till next time, watch this space…